Rumi

Breathe into me

Breathe into me

At night I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face against mine. Breathe into me. Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon…Read more
Guest house

Guest house

This being human is a guest house, every morning a new arrival…a joy, a depression, a meanness, Some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all.…Read more
Listening

Listening

Listen, and feel the beauty of your separation, the unsayable absence. There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it. Give more of your life…Read more
The Treasure

The Treasure

Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies. The kernel is soft when the rind is scraped off. Oh brother, the place of darkness and cold is the fountain of…Read more
Undressing

Undressing

Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open. Welcome difficulty, as a familiar comrade. Joke with torment brought…Read more
The hurt we embrace

The hurt we embrace

That hurt we embrace becomes joy. Call it to your arms where it can change. A silkworm eating leaves makes a cocoon. Each of us weaves a chamber of leaves…Read more
The Buddhist Sufi

The Buddhist Sufi

Last night my soul asked a question of existence. Why are you upsidedown with flames in your belly? Happy, unhappy, indigo-orange like the sky? Why are you an off-balance wobbling…Read more
new rule

new rule

It's the old rule that drunks have to argue and get into fights. The lover is just as bad: he falls into a hole. But down in that hole he…Read more
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